Friday, December 17, 2010


Calls by the "folk" of Uriarra for a punt (info) to carry people and goods across the Murrumbidgee River to the lands beyond were met with the supply of a boat by the government which remained in the vicinity of the Queanbeyan railway station. The boat appears to have been ignored, it was a punt they wanted...

Queanbeyan Age - 11 January 1888

National Library of Australia


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  1. Very interesting. I wonder if I should request a ferry for the Boorolong Creek crossing instead of continually requesting they raise the causway!!!

  2. They were still using a punt in the 1950's to get across the Clyde River to Bateman's Bay on the coast, now a comfortable drive. Good luck with requesting a ferry in today's times Keith :)


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